I hadn’t planned to start up another salon but after a few years of mobile hairdressing I had to be able to meet the demand. My client base grew quickly, wedding referrals came in and found I needed a base.
Maria Christina was originally based in the beautiful village of Box, where all the skills and techniques of a busy town/city salon could be found. I enjoyed the personal touch, giving my clients the services that are affordable with good quality products.
I took on an apprentice where I found great enjoyment in training, passing on the skill I had been taught. This is where my team began, I have trained many apprentices some of those are still with me others have moved on. They soon became busy stylists and so found the salon in Box was no longer big enough.
The next chapter starts here in Chippenham where I have been lucky enough to have found the space to offer all my skills, hair and beauty. Here my team old and new have come together, l am very proud of what has already been achieved by my team who have worked very hard.
So we would like to welcome you and hope you will enjoy our services and treatments we have to offer.
Meet the team
I have been in the industry for 27 years as well as being very fortunate to have worked with some talented people who encouraged me to pursue my love of the industry. I have trained in many aspects of hairdressing, the latest being with Wella and Patrick Cameron. He is world renowned for his work on long hair and hair ups, I did this course as I enjoy doing red carpet/wedding work and with my beauty qualifications I am able to offer a complete service. I have travelled with my wedding work as some of my clients decide to marry abroad.. Some of the perks of the job.
Maria Christina Hair & Beauty is my third salon, I have worked in Germany and different parts of the UK which has given me inspiration for my work.
Today l have an amazing team that l believe will give you a luxury service at affordable prices as l believe each one of us deserves to feel and look good, and l hope you will come and enjoy what we have to offer.
I am a Style Director at Maria Christina – I have completed Level 1, 2 and 3 at Chippenham College whilst training with Maria Christina, I have been part of the team at Maria Christina for 9 years. I have trained in all aspects of hair which has lead me to my next qualification.
My Assessors Qualification (D32 and D33) has enabled me to train apprentices and the stylists within the salon. I enjoy teaching and also aware that in our industry you will always be learning new skill. I have trained with Wella and Lanza in both colouring and cutting and really enjoy creating new looks. I especially love hair ups from prom to bridal. .
I have a loyal clientele base but always looking to grow it especially as I’m just returning from my maternity leave. I look forward to welcoming you to experience my cutting, colouring, restyling, perming and much more.
I’ve been a member of Maria Christina team for 6months, I am really enjoying meeting new and old clients and also building my clientele. I have 20 years experience as a stylist/barber. I have always worked locally, I enjoy all aspects of hairdressing and creating new looks, my strengths are cutting and creating texture, style and volume, I also love a good restyle! Barbering is also one of my strong points. i find a traditional gents trim is great however i always like the idea of tapering, fading and sharpness to give each cut its own unique look. I am looking forward to learning new techniques and advancing my colouring skills in the future.
HI, I am qualified in level 1, 2 and 3 and have been a member of the Maria Christina team for three years. I have a good client base, which continues to grow whilst learning new skills. I enjoy changing and creating new looks for my clients and really thrive on colouring such as ombre . When clients give me a free rein i will advise on what i feel will suit my clients hair and lifestyle so we both understand the desired look. Outside of work i enjoy spending time with friends and my dog Tosh, as well as listening to a wide range music. As my clients are aware i do have fun changing my own colour from pink to blue and many other colours on a regular basis so its always fun to see what colour ill be next! I look forward to seeing you soon.
I have been working with the team at Maria Christina for several years. I am NVQ Level two qualified which i achieved with chippenham college. I am enjoying building my client base and love doing colour work and creating new looks. I am one day hoping to specialise in colour within the salon and participate in competition’s to challenge myself. Its important to me that all my clients that come in receive a nice experience and leave with their desired look, whether its just a quick trim or a completely new look! i like to express myself through my style and different hair colours throughout the year’s and love a good conversation with my clients. I’m also qualified in Media Makeup and look to be advancing my skills and techniques whilst creating fun, flashy or pure elegant makeup looks tailored to each persons individual needs!
We have been coming to work with Maria Christina since I was 12 weeks old My name is Vixen and I have a sister Luna who Maria rescued from Budapest last year. The clients of Maria Christina helped to raise money for dogs like me, thank you. We are very friendly and like to meet new people.
We understand some people are nervous of dogs so please tell a member of staff and we will go and sleep in the staffroom, we have a cosy sofa to curl up on.